Park Acoustics

Gerald Clark at Park Acoustic 2015 / Voortrekker Monument / The best blues artist.

Park Acoustics is a monthly hit on the calendar and many flocked to the Voortrekker Monument to enjoy the best SA musos in action. 

 

The day was hot, but the talent even hotter with the crowds spread across picnic blankets or huddling under patches of shade. Clark was the third artist to step onto the intimate stage.

 

Gerald Clark didn't hold back and within minutes the audience was at his feet moving to his original songs. Two songs in, Clark lost a snare and reached for his acoustic guitar. He continued his energetic set with Albert Frost getting the electric ready for the grand finale. Clark was joined by a few friends and left everyone in awe with his duo with Suzy Swanepoel. Suzy, with her sexy, husky voice complemented Gerald's style and distinctive voice. 

 

Albert frost and Dan Patlansky was next in line – both a pleasure to watch on a Sunday afternoon. 

 

Clark was my personal highlight. So, be sure to catch him at his next gig. He is on the last leg of his tour and will be visiting Reitz, Nieu Bethesda and J'bay. 

 

 

Gerald Clark blew the audience away with his experimental solo performance.

Gerald Clark at the Snowflake Factory in Potchefstroom, South Africa / Blues / Contemporary / SA Musician

When last did you see a musician with telephone and harmonica in one hand, a guitar under his arm, stomp box at his feet, and the occasional makeshift glass slider from the audience? A lot of people think a solo act isn't always as exciting as a big band on an even bigger stage. But that's not what happened in Potchefstroom on Saturday night. 

 

An intimate scene was set at the old Snowflake factory with Clark as the headliner. Most of us know Clark, with his distinctive voice, as a matchless blues marvel, but he has more up his sleeves than we expected. Recently Clark started fiddling around with his loop station, stomp box, harmonica, shaker, telephone, voice and acoustic guitar and show after show his set transformed into a one-man masterpiece. Blueslovers, not to worry, his contemporary style stems from his first love – the blues.

 

That said, Gerald blew the audience away with his experimental solo performance on Saturday evening. The crowd was entertained with his stories that inspired his songs and they were left in awe with his technical skills, his musical abilities, and the soul he puts into every beat. His show was so well received, he was asked to perform with one of the local acts, Wellhungarian Blues Band, the following night at the airbase – with who he might bring a special evening show to Aardklop this year.

 

There are many exciting things you can expect from this talented man. He is currently on tour in the north – make sure to catch him in and around your hometown. And the best news off all, his 4th album and a new daring music video will be released early November. We can't wait Mr. Clark! 

 

Gerald Clark will share the stage with Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Mr Cat & the Jackal, and Die See in Pretoria for Park Acoustics this weekend. 

 

Here are the rest of his tour dates:

Fri, 28 Aug – Stoep, Nelspruit

Sat, 29 Aug – Jam Jar Lounge, Lydenburg

Sun, 30 Aug – Park Acoustics with Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Mr Cat & the Jackal, and Die See, Pretoria

 

Wed, 2 Sept – Die Boomhuis, Reitz

Thurs, 3 Sept – Owl House Backpackers, Nieu Bethesda

Fri, 4 Sept – J'bay Bru Co with Joe vd Linden and Jacques Korb, Jeffrey's Bay

Sat, 5 Sept – Fast Forward Fund Charity Event, Skilpadsvlei, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Blaauwklippen Market, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Bertie's Mooring feat. Derek Harper on harmonica, Gordon's Bay

 

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Blues at a Nursery

With Gerald you'll always be surprised.

Gerald Clark playing at Leani's Kwekery in Mossel Bay / The best bluesman in South Africa.

Gerald first girlfriend was called Leani, it was during that time he started to feel the blues, and now he is playing at her nursery. 

 

If you are in Mossel Bay, support the best, rawest blues man you will find in South Africa, and enjoy the stories he tells you through his music. 

 

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Gerald Clark is officially on the road again.

Make sure to check out the tour dates.

Gerald Clark on tour and on the road / The best blues artist in South Africa.

The Afroboer is kicking off his tour in Mossel bay tonight. But if you've missed it, he'll be bringing down the house at Cocomo Restuarant in Wilderness tomorrow. 

 

If you want to join him tonight at the OerMoer Event, Leani Kwekery, phone 044 620 2565 to book. 

Here are the rest of his tour dates:

Fri, 21 Aug – Red Right Hand with Mr Cat & the Jackal

Sat, 22 Aug – Platvorm Show, Snowflake Venue, Potchefstroom

 

Fri, 28 Aug – Stoep, Nelspruit

Sat, 29 Aug – Jam Jar Lounge, Lydenburg

Sun, 30 Aug – Park Acoustics with Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Mr Cat & the Jackal, and Die See, Pretoria

 

Wed, 2 Sept – Die Boomhuis, Reitz

Thurs, 3 Sept – Owl House Backpackers, Nieu Bathesda

Fri, 4 Sept – Jbay Bru Co with Joe vd Linden and Jacques Korb, Jeffrey's Bay

Sat, 5 Sept – Fast Forward Fund Charity Event, Skilpadsvlei, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Blaauwklippen Market, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Berties Mooring feat. Derek Harper on harmonica, Gordon's Bay

 

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Going Up the Country Again

Gerald Clark tour dates and more / South Africa / Blues / Artist / Mountain Biking

With the Oppikoppi dust settling, and recouping in the mountains with his mountain bike, Clark is again getting ready to hit the road and treat you with a selection of his new and older songs. 

 

Catch him on the road! Here are the places, dates, and times.

 

Wed, 19 Aug – OerMoer Event, Leani Kwekery, Mossel Bay (044 620 2565)

Thurs, 20 Aug – Cocomo Restuarant, Wilderness

Fri, 21 Aug – Red Right Hand with Mr Cat & the Jackal

Sat, 22 Aug – Platvorm Show, Snowflake Venue, Potchefstroom

 

Fri, 28 Aug – Stoep, Nelspruit

Sat, 29 Aug – Jam Jar Lounge, Lydenburg

Sun, 30 Aug – Park Acoustics with Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Mr Cat & the Jackal, and Die See, Pretoria

 

Wed, 2 Sept – Die Boomhuis, Reitz

Thurs, 3 Sept – Owl House Backpackers, Nieu Bathesda

Fri, 4 Sept – Jbay Bru Co with Joe vd Linden and Jacques Korb, Jeffrey's Bay

Sat, 5 Sept – Fast Forward Fund Charity Event, Skilpadsvlei, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Blaauwklippen Market, Stellenbosch

Sun, 6 Sept – Berties Mooring feat. Derek Harper on harmonica, Gordon's Bay

 

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